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Life expectancy calculator said I'd live longer if I ate meat

post #1 of 26
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Of the 5 types of food in the Dietary Diversity List, on average i consume 4 types


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If you consume all 5 types of food everyday, your life expectancy would be 0.97 years longer



http://gosset.wharton.upenn.edu/mort.../CalcForm.html
It gave me the same answer if I removed dairy too.
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post #2 of 26
Well, everyone knows bacon adds years to your lifespan.
post #3 of 26
I read an interesting article recently about centenarians and although their diets varied wildly the one thing they all had in common is that they dealt with stress much better than we tend to do so. They all had a social network in place and enjoyed the company of others up until the day they died.
post #4 of 26
In other words it's not the vegetarianism in and of itself that would cause us to have shorter lives, it's the fact that being vegetarian, at least for many of us, adds stress to our social lives

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post #5 of 26
I got 75.95 years.

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post #6 of 26
Kind of a ridiculous thing, it also says if you don't have any sexual partners your life with be longer, which is dumb since safe sex is proven to be beneficial to health. It also did not ask if you have kids, i got 83.9 years, but i'm pregnant, i have a feeling a kid will make that number a lot lower lol, also said if i slept 7 hours a day, instead of 8 i'll live longer, not sure where this thing gets it's information. Oh and lmao, this is instead of not drinking.

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If you have 2-3 drinks per day, your life expectancy would be 0.11 years longer
post #7 of 26
I don't do stuff specifically to lengthen my life, I do stuff to improve the life I have.

Well, most of the time, anyway.
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post #8 of 26
That thing is in plain text. It also uses unformatted submission forms. I don't trust it.

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post #9 of 26
That test is flawed and lame.
post #10 of 26
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I don't do stuff specifically to lengthen my life, I do stuff to improve the life I have.

Well, most of the time, anyway.

Me too

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post #11 of 26
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That thing is in plain text. It also uses unformatted submission forms. I don't trust it.

Odd, yes. But it appears to be legit. If you Google University of Pennsylvania Wharton you will see the same subdomain.

Here is one of the scientists saying he designed it: http://diskworld.wharton.upenn.edu/~foster/index.pl

It doesn't ask about your own health problems or stress in the last year related to your own health problems (just family history and stress related to family illness).
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post #12 of 26
I got 95 years. I only eat from three food groups. I do have centenarians in my family. I bet that would give me an even longer expectancy if they asked about that.
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post #13 of 26
Well no duh
post #14 of 26
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It doesn't ask about your own health problems or stress in the last year related to your own health problems (just family history and stress related to family illness).

Yeah I don't understand that.
post #15 of 26
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I got 95 years. I only eat from three food groups. I do have centenarians in my family. I bet that would give me an even longer expectancy if they asked about that.

Damn, girl, you're going to live to be as old as a Vulcan.
post #16 of 26
My goal is 120.
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post #17 of 26
Who cares? That thing isn't accurate anyways. It has totally arbitrary idea of what food are good for you as well.

i wouldn't worry about it
post #18 of 26
I think I did something wrong, it said 45 years.
post #19 of 26
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I think I did something wrong, it said 45 years.

Seriously, what the hell? I had it analyze the results and I'm pretty much doing everything right. Is it because I'm white?

This life expectancy calculator is stupid.
post #20 of 26
I have a mother who is bedridden, suffering from dementia and if she lives that long, will be 95 in just over a week.

I won't be using the life expectancy calculator as I'm now much more bothered about the quality of my future life than I am about the number of years I can look forward to "living".
post #21 of 26
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Originally Posted by kazyeeqen View Post

Seriously, what the hell? I had it analyze the results and I'm pretty much doing everything right. Is it because I'm white?

This life expectancy calculator is stupid.

Yes, it's because you're white.
post #22 of 26
Not taking it. The family history questions and stress list alone will give me a life expectancy of -30.
post #23 of 26
I got 82 years and I am white LOL but my goal is 100 or so because I am having babies late in life.
post #24 of 26
84.75 years, but there are definitely risk factors it isn't accounting for. Then again I was surprised to make it past 20 and even more surprised to make it past 30, so who knows?

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"On a large enough time line, the survival rate for everyone drops to zero." Chuck Palahniuk (Fight Club)

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"On a large enough time line, the survival rate for everyone drops to zero." Chuck Palahniuk (Fight Club)

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post #25 of 26
I did it again because I didn't understand why it gave me such a low number and I thought I must have entered something wrong. It gave me 43 years this time.

I feel like it's taunting me.
post #26 of 26
OMG i died in the mid 90s :S
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